Queensland Police Force, Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee medal in bronze, 1897, inscribed to, 'Constable P.Collins'. Extremely fine.
Patrick Collins born 14 March 1862 at Carrigaholt, Ireland and arrived in Queensland in 1885. While working as a labourer on the Crows Nest Railway Line he was recruited into the Queensland Police at Brisbane being sworn in on 02 April 1887. His locations of service were South Brisbane 1887-1896, Woolloongabba 1896-1899, Gympie 1899-1901, Dalby 1901-1907, Drayton 1907-1909, Jundah 1909-1914, Brisbane 1914, Roma 1914-1915, Mitchell 1915-1922. He was awarded a favourable record in 1899 for stopping two bolting ponies in a buggy in Brisbane. He was promoted to Acting Sergeant 22 January 1910 and Sergeant 01 July 1918. Patrick Collins retired on 22 July 1922 and died at South Brisbane on 09 April 1923.
Together with information sheet from Queensland Police Department.